Brad Thomas Parsons is the author of Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All, which was the winner of the James Beard and IACP Cookbook Awards as well as Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs and Distillery Cats: Profiles in Courage of the World's Most Spirited Mousers. Parsons received an MFA in writing from Columbia University, and his work has appeared in Bon Appétit and Food & Wine, among others. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
In "Masters of X," we spotlight bartenders chasing perfection in one drink. Here, Douglas Ankrah on his own modern classic, the Pornstar Martini.